Thursday, January 31, 2013

Echo Park-It's a Boys LIfe



I am TOTALLY loving the Echo Park It's a Boys Life collection for making quick and easy layouts!
If you're looking for some fun sketches, or Inspiration, it's a great place to go
Although cardmaking is predominant, they have a lot of great ideas for Scrappin'
and
I am the Hostess of the Monday Inspiration Challenges
Twice a Month, I post a challenge that will hopefully inspire you to complete a themed page

Have a great week!

'til next time......

Vicki~


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bring on the SNOW!!!

Well I finally managed to do a layout!! It seems like forever since I have! I used the Penny Black image I coloured awhile back as the start of a snow page featuring my son Benny. The paper collection Powder Mountain by BoBunny went perfectly with the colours I used on the image.


I also used the brand new Fiskars AdvantEdge border punch set, with the Winter Frost Border punch to cut out the border strips of snowflakes! Very cool machine!!  We have the set in the store if anyone wants to see how it works, it is so super easy!!


Have a terrific Tuesday!!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Saturated Canary - Summer



Hi Stampers!

This is Summer by Saturated Canary, one of my current favourite line of stamps to colour.  The paper is "Ready Set Go" 6" x 6" paper pad by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts.  I love the bright pretty colours in this paper!  And orange has always been one of my faves.  The jewels are by Magnolia and the flowers are from my stash.  I used my Tim Holtz tool to twirl the ends and adhesive dots to adhere them to the card.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches (my absolute go-to sentiment stamps).

Windy is stamped on X-Press It paper, cut out with a Spellbinders Nestabilities label die, and inked with Antique Linen distress ink (my standard technique).

I've coloured her with Copics, and added little touches of white gel pen as well as Copic Atyou Spica pens.

Happy Stamping!

Sarah
xx

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Easel 3D Card Kit - Florals

Good Morning Everyone,

Here is a sample of one of the cards that you can make at this weeks Wonderful Wednesday.  This is one of the cards out of four that comes in the  Easel 3D Card Kit - Florals Mirror Design.



Crafting Wednesday with Kim! January 30 @ 1pm


I love these cards. They are so easy to make. I used silicone to help raise the layers but you could use pop ups. Hope to see you there.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Toonie Tuesday Card!!!


Come and join me this coming Tuesday at 2pm to make this classy card for only $2! I will have a few different Tim Holtz sentiments available to stamp in the inside of your card. 

Please bring your basic tool kit and don't forget some scissors to fussy cut our your butterflies. 

Hope to see you then!

Andrea

Friday, January 25, 2013

Hugs and kisses!

     Happy Friday!!! A cheerful card for you today, since it is sooooooo cold outside it is good to spend time crafting! For this card I have used the Fancy Weave spellbinders die, the hearts are from Marianne Design, the little flowers are from a punch, The label is from a Tim Holtz die, the one with the pillowbox, you get 3 sizes of labels, a really nice bonus.The designer paper is from Crate, they have a beautiful line of high quality paper. A little bit of Viva pearl as the centre of the flowers, a bow from twine and voila, another card done. Stay warm and thanks for stopping by, Anja

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Penny Black "Her Heart"


Happy Blustery Tuesday everyone!!  It is a COLD windy day here in Komoka!!!  Last night I played with the new Ranger Craft Nibs, Distress Ink and a lovely Penny Black stamp "Her Heart" by Mo Manning!  Love her!!  Rub the craft nib on the distress ink pad (I used Brushed Corderoy) and start colouring!!  You can use the water brush to blend the ink, or wet the nib itself. 


Now I just need to colour up the matching "His Heart" stamp and put them together!!  Stay warm!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

highlights from CHA!

Hello Crafters!


For more photos & sneaky peaks from CHA - check out my blog Serendipity Stamping for new posts all week!  


I thought you might like to see a few highlights from Winter CHA 2013 - Anaheim - where I was last week!

This is me setting up the make & take at the 3M booth.  Prima was wonderful in supplying all the gorgeous papers and embellishments to make the mini-albums I designed!  We had a ball.  You can see the white room in the background where attendees could play with all of the amazing new Washi tapes (50+ designs!) and stick them onto vases, walls, furniture, etc.

Here you can see some of the beautiful new designs!  Some super cute tape and Post-it dispensers too (dog, compact, iguana, margarita glass).

Here I am with fellow SGD diva, Jeanne Streiff!  We had the most AMAZING time together!  Jeanne knows everyone who's anyone in the crafting world - so we mixed & mingled with so many amazing people!  Phew, were we tired at the end of the week.


Here are ladies in one of my two workshops that I taught for 100 people for 3M.  They are loading the new wide width 3M tape glider.  It is just like the pink glider, but has 1/2" wide tape instead of 1/4".  It is a MUST have!

A MILLION times thank you to my incredible crafty friends Suzanne Dean and Jeanne Streiff for helping me with my workshops!  I could not have done it without them. And what a great time!  Honestly, crafty people are just the BEST.  I am so happy and grateful to have been introduced to this amazing world!

For more photos & sneaky peaks from CHA - check out my blog Serendipity Stamping for new posts all week!  

Happy Crafting!

Sarah
xx

Windy Day card!

Hi Stampers!

This is Windy Day by Saturated Canary, one of my current favourite line of stamps to colour.  The paper is "Ready Set Go" 6" x 6" paper pad by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts.  I love the bright pretty colours in this paper!  And orange has always been one of my faves.  The metal embellishment is a Bo Bunny trinket and the flowers are from my stash.  I used my Tim Holtz tool to twirl the ends and adhesive dots to adhere them to the card.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches (my absolute go-to sentiment stamps).

Windy is stamped on X-Press It paper, cut out with a Spellbinders Nestabilities label die, and inked with Antique Linen distress ink (my standard technique).

I've coloured her with Copics, and added little touches of white gel pen as well as Copic Atyou Spica pens.

Happy Stamping!

Sarah
xx


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Valentine Kid's Class

Good Morning Everyone,

Well before we know it, it will be February.  I will be  teaching a Kid's Valentine Class on Feb 9 from 1-3pm. The kids will have making these cute Valentine Cards for those special Valentine's in their lives. They also go home with a cute little candy holder.






Valentine's Day Cards/Candy Tube Workshop with Kim February 9 @ 1pm
 
 
Just go here to register your child for the class. Thanks for looking and have a great day..
 
Kim

Friday, January 18, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday January 23


This cute pillowbox is made with a Tim Holtz die and a Marianne die for the hearts . Some new designer paper from Crate and a sentiment from Just Rite. You can use it to give away some chocolates or candy for Valentines Day or a birthday. Hope you can come join us on January 23 at 1 pm . Bring a basic tool kit and a donation for the foodbank, if you can. Have a great day, Anja

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

PICK YOUR SAVINGS!!!!


Pick your savings & bonus paper pack offer!!

Offer #1: Purchases of $50+ (before taxes) will receive $10 off their purchase (a savings of 20%!). 
 
Offer #2: Purchases of $100+ (before taxes) will receive $25 off their purchase (a savings of 25%!). 
 
Bonus paper pack! 
With your $50+ (before taxes) purchase you will receive a bonus paper pack including 20 sheets of gorgeous 12x12 papers (valued at over $20!). Limit one paper pack/ customer, while supplies last. We have 75 paper packs to give away and they are fabulous!!
Pre-orders, classes, gift cards are excluded. 
This promotion starts now and ends Thursday, January 15 @ midnight. No coupon necessary - savings will automatically be calculated during check-out. 
 
Have fun ladies!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"Needle Little Love"

Good morning!!! A quick post today to show a card made with a cute new stamp by Paper Smooches called "Needle Little Love". I used a 6x6 paper pad by Fancy Pants, Country Boutique.





Monday, January 14, 2013

Some Tim Holtz for Ranger CHA 2013 peaks!

Well CHA Winter 2013 is on right now down in sunny California, and we thought we would share some products this week that we hope to bring in to the store as soon as they become available!!!

 Today lets have a little peak at some of what our main squeeze Tim Holtz has been up to!! 

DISTRESS PAINTS!!!


HUGE ASSORTMENT OF NEW STAMPS!! 
 


"SHATTERED" COLORCORE CARDSTOCK!!

 

How is that for a teaser!! 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

This coming Toonie Tuesday- a fun I love you card!


Andrea here with a quick share of the card you can make with me this coming Tues at 2pm for only $2! We are using some felt, dies, magnolia paper and one of my fave stamp companies- Paper Smooches!

Hope to see you there!
Andrea


Friday, January 11, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday January 16, Hugs and Kisses!

   

Good morning, another Happy Friday, a rainy day here, perfect for some crafting and chocolate, well in a perfect world, but a girl can dream, right? I saw this cute project on Pinterest, love this idea, I altered it a little bit, went to the store to buy 6 chocolates, not more because I will eat them all, lol, and started crafting.
So. I hope  you will come out on Wednesday, January 16 to SGD and make this with me, please bring a basic tool kit and a donation for the food bank if you can. It warms my heart that we are all helping those in need it a little bit through our love for crafting! Enjoy your day, Anja 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Oh do we have a special for you!!

  Two amazing deals happening now! 

 Firstly: Where would we be without our paper?!! Save 40% on Designer Paper featured in our massive Paper Gallery! Applies to individual sheets of 12x12 paper, while supplies last (sorry, no backorders).

 Secondly: You will also save 20% on Sizzix Tools including the amazing Big Shot Machine and Tim Holtz Sizzix dies/folders! 

 

 Clearance & pre-orders are excluded. Hurry, these special promotions end Thursday, January 10 @ midnight! No coupons necessary. Have fun ladies!!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Diva Kits!!

Our Diva's are here to get your photos into your albums .... YOUR way .... the EASY way! 
We have an assortment of kits, christmas, baby, girl, boy....you name it and we have it (or we will be making it soon!!! )  Check out some of these:




Lots more to choose from over on the website!!  Check it out HERE and if you have any requests, just leave us a comment!!! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

50 Shades


Hello Stampers!

I'm pretty sure that most of you know what this card refers to.  If not, you'll want to Google "50 Shades of Grey" to find out!

I haven't been into the store in a little while, but was there today teaching a Copic 101 class.  SO much fun - as always!  And a great chance to catch up on the new stuff!

I could NOT resist this stamp (which comes as a set of two actually) because it will be PERFECT for all my girlfriends!!

The stamp is by Saturated Canary, called "Grey Tie/ Under Contract".  The paper has been in my drawer for a little while.  I needed grey tones for obvious reasons!  It is Country Boutique by Fancy Pants Designs, 6" x 6" pad.

I've coloured Christian with my Copics.  And I added a few little extra embellishments.  The tie was cut with my Silhouette Cameo, and I cut my image out with a Spellbinders Nestabilities die.

Happy Stamping!
Sarah
xx

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday with Impression Obsession Stamps

Good Morning and Happy New Year Everyone!

Want to share with you what we will be making for this "Wonderful Wednesday".

 

                                                              
Crafting Wednesday with Kim! January 9 @ 1pm
 
You will learn how to do the kissing tecknique between two stamps. I used the solid IO solid mitten stamp and then IO Ticking cover a card stamp. I then used the IO mitten die set to cut out mitten. Love Love this set.
 
Hope to see you there. Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Kim
 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Join me next Tuesday to make this super cute card!


Join me this coming Tuesday at 2pm to make this super cute Valentine's Day card for only $2! It could also be an anniversary, wedding or I love you card. I love mini-cards. Great on their own or tucked into a gift bag. 

I used the BEE MINE stamp set from Paper Smooches. One of my top go to companies for stamps. Excellent quality and I adore Kim's font which she uses on all her sets so I tend to snap them up asap. In fact there are very few that I don't have since she started her company! I then used some white glitter corrugated paper from American Crafts- texture and glitter. Perfect match in my books. Oh- and the patterned paper I used was from the 6x6 pack from American Crafts as well called XOXO. Super fun and cute colour combos in this collection. 

Hope to see you next Tuesday at 2!! Please bring your basic tool kit of scissors, adhesives (liquid, tape, pop dots, glue dots, etc), etc.

Cheers and Happy New Year!
Andrea



Friday, January 4, 2013

Give flight to your dreams....


Happy Friday and Happy New Year to all of  you!!!
I don't have any resolutions.....you see, this post would be soooo boring if I told you all the things I would like to do.....Anyhow, my MOJO seems to be packed away with the Christmas decorations so I cleaned and organized a bit in my scraproom and came across some never used stamps, you know, those  you need to have, lol! So I decided I had to make a card with this Just Rite set, it is called Botanical Butterflies. The dp is a from a 6x6 Botanical paperpad.I inked the edges with Memento ink and coloured the image with alcohol markers and a few prismacolour pencils.All the stamps used are in one set.
I hope you can give flight to your dreams in 2013!!! Have a great day, Anja

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Stamps & Spellbinders 25% off!!!

SGDs Stamp & Spellbinders Event Now On! 
Our Divas here at SGDs LOVE Stamps & Spellbinders!! 
 Start 2013 off with a treat and enjoy savings of 25% on Stamps & Spellbinders!! You will simply love our selection! 
Hurry, this offer ends Thursday, January 3 @ midnight! 
Applies to regular priced items. Pre-orders are excluded from this offer. No coupons necessary. 
 Have fun everyone!!!